Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 16
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The Turkish opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) calls on the government to refrain from the expected operations in the Syrian city of Afrin, the Turkish media outlets reported Jan. 16.
The opposition explains this by saying that military operations in Afrin against Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Syrian wing of PKK (YPG) can exacerbate the situation inside Turkey, as this may entail the activation of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group.
Meanwhile, CHP strongly condemned the US position on PYD and YPG.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the conduct of new military operations of the Turkish Armed Forces in Syria’s Afrin against PYD and YPG is a matter of time.
He also noted that the US is creating an army of terrorists from PYD and YPG forces in Syria on the border with Turkey.
According to Erdogan, the target of this terrorist army is, of course, Turkey.
The Turkish president added that the US disgraced itself by supporting PYD and YPG.
Turkey has been moving military equipment to its border with Syria since June 21. Military equipment is being deployed in Turkey’s south-central province of Kilis, which borders Syrian territories controlled by YPG and PYD.
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